Ben Houston King focuses his practice on appellate litigation, first party property and insurance coverage matters.

Ben is a third-generation native Floridian, born and raised in Ocala. Growing-up, his family owned and operated Wayne's Dry Cleaners on Silver Springs Boulevard, and he attended St. John Lutheran School from elementary through high school. Ben’s family still resides in Ocala, where his brother ran Pet Palace: Nutrition and Boutique, and his mother works as a mental health counselor for the Florida State prison system.

He received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2015. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in December of 2017 where he ranked fourth in his class and was the recipient of three book awards. While in law school, Ben served as the President of the school's Honor Committee and presided over Student Conduct Hearings for both undergraduate and law school students facing disciplinary actions. Ben also participated as a Certified Legal Intern for UF Law's Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic where he helped survivors of domestic violence obtain protection against abusers through court-ordered injunctions.

After law school at the University of Florida, Ben passed the Florida Bar in February 2018 and was invited to be the head of legal compliance and an assistant to the lead in-house counsel for a start-up commercial cannabis and medical marijuana company based in Seattle with operations in California, Hawaii, Iowa, Oregon, and Washington state. Ben oversaw legal compliance for all operations in the company and assisted with the negotiations and drafting of the first collective bargaining agreement for retail cannabis workers in the State of Washington. Ben organized volunteer and community service projects, including organizing a fundraiser for the 2018 Camp Fire in California and a company-wide "Sock Drive" to collect and donate the most requested clothing item at shelters: Socks.

Ben took and passed the California State bar exam in February of 2019, but did not seek admission, choosing instead to return home to Central Florida and become an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Circuit in Kissimmee, Florida. Ben worked with hundreds of clients from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Ben helped numerous clients facing domestic violence battery, driving under the influence (DUI), and other misdemeanor or traffic-related offenses in county court and assisted people with felony charges in circuit court as well. Ben had over ten jury trials during his tenure at the Public Defender's office and has a proven track record of success.

Practice Areas


  • University of Florida (J.D., 2017)
    cum laude
  • University of Central Florida (B.A. and B.S., 2015)


  • State of Florida, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Auto Glass Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association 

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta


  • Spanish (Conversational, Not Fluent)

Pro Bono Activities

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  • Credentials
  • Experience



Miami Office

9100 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

1396 NE 20th Avenue, #500
Ocala, FL 34470

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia

Jacksonville Office

1 Independent Drive, Suite 1601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, AL 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

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Our Firm

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 200 attorneys.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat.

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Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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